Hamilton County Municipal Court, Case No. 10/TRC/17520

City of Cincinnati OVI/DUI

Client was charged by City of Cincinnati Police with 4511.19(A)(1)(a), Operating a Motor Vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse (OVI/DUI), and with 4511.19(A)(2), Operating a Motor Vehicle while under the influence and having a prior OVI conviction within 20 years. Client was 24 and had 1 prior offense in 2007. The officer observed client driving in excess of 85 mph and changing lanes without a signal. The client was administered several standardized and non-standardized field test which the officer indicated he performed poorly. The case was set for jury trial and the morning of trial, Counsel was able to negotiate a plea to the A(1)(a) charge with a minimum sentence of 5 days jail and 18 house arrest.   Client was able to avoid a minimum of 20 days jail, and able to keep his job.